Pulmonary mycobacterium malmoense infection is a form of pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection occurring related to Mycobacterium malmoense. It is among the most frequently isolated and clinically relevant nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) in northern Europe (e.g. Netherlands).
History and etymology
It was first described as a respiratory tract pathogen in 1977 by Schröder and Juhlin 2.
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